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B&CE Charitable Trust1 has named the recipient of the 2019 Mowlem Award as Essex Youthbuild2, a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of young people in Essex through education, construction training, mentoring and support.

The Mowlem Award3 is an annual £20,000 grant given to organisations to help make a real difference towards better training or the promotion of health and safety in construction. 

The Chelmsford-based charity will use the award to provide more than 100 disadvantaged young people (aged 16 to 19) from all over Essex with the opportunity to gain the required health and safety qualification and pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test to gain a five-year CSCS Labourer’s card. The CSCS Labourer’s card is a basic requirement to gain access to site work, however the cost of these are an insurmountable barrier to entry for these young people.

Barbara Dinsdale, Head of B&CE Charitable Trust, said:

“Awarding the 2019 Mowlem Award to Essex Youthbuild means that more than 100 young people in Essex will be given opportunities to gain information and knowledge they may not have had access to. These skills will ensure they keep themselves and others safe on site, an imperative aspect of any career in the construction industry. We were really struck by the organisation’s ongoing commitment to support and mentoring even after the qualifications have been gained.”

Jane Cosh, Chief Executive of Essex YouthBuild, said:

“Essex Youthbuild is absolutely delighted to be receiving the prestigious Mowlem award. This funding will help many disadvantaged young people learn about health and safety in construction and gain access to a career in a vibrant and growing industry.”

The application process for the 2020 Mowlem Award opens in March 2020. ENDS

Notes to editor:

1B&CE’s Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 to give back to the construction industry by providing help for people working in construction in times of need, including grants towards education, financial support and retraining. It has given out more than £3 million in charitable donations.

2Essex Youthbuild is a charity offering construction and employability skills training to young people aged 11-19 from all over Essex.

3Launched in 2015, the Mowlem Award furthers the work of the RI Beck Trust – a charity set up in 1983 by the construction company, Mowlem. The annual £20,000 grant is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate they will make a real difference towards training or the promotion of health and safety in construction.

More information about B&CE Charitable Trust grants can be found here. We tweet as @bandce

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